Etymology
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fait accompli (n.)

"a scheme already carried into execution," 19c., French, literally "an accomplished fact." See feat and accomplish.

updated on October 10, 2014

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Definitions of fait accompli from WordNet

fait accompli (n.)
an irreversible accomplishment;
Synonyms: accomplished fact
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